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The little-known Southern Californian poet Albert Brush (dates unknown) travelled in Bohemian circles in Greenwich Village in the 1920s, where he worked at the Washington Square Bookshop with Egmont Arens, acted in theatrical productions of the Provincetown Players, and was involved with the Theatre Guild. Brush spent some time in Paris in the early 1930s, and spent most of his life moving in the artistic circles of Southern California, living in Venice for some time; he appears briefly in the biographies of figures such as Christopher Isherwood and Charles Laughton. In the later 1930s he helped write Laughton's famous English adaptation of Bertold Brecht's Life of Galileo.
Albert Brush's Fifteen Poems (New York: Gramercy Park Press, 1923) with illustrations by Saul Yalkert
This elegant little pamphlet was Brush's first of four known books of poetry. He published his remaining three books with small presses as well, including Egmont Arens's Flying Stag Press at the Washington Square Bookshop, the Ward Ritchie Press in Los Angeles, and the Wings Press in Mill Valley, California.